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They're Made Out of Meat
Two aliens are faced with the dilemma of whether to interact with humans.
‘Why Sit Here and Die’ Speech
Maria W. Stewart
Maria W. Stewart speaks to the New England Anti-Slavery Society about the status and rights of African Americans.
The Masque of the Red Death
Edgar Allan Poe
Safe inside his home from the disease ravaging the country, Prince Prospero throws an extravagant party for his esteemed friends, only to receive an unexpected guest: Death himself.